Salcha is located on the Salcha River in Interior Alaska and best known for its nearby fishing.
ABOUT SALCHA (LOWER TANANA ATHABASCAN: SOŁ CHAGET)
The town of about 1,000 residents is located at the mouth of the Salcha River, 40 miles south of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. The residences that make up Salcha are dispersed along the highway, so it would be easy to miss this little hamlet as you drive by, but fishing enthusiasts will definitely want to make a stop.
THINGS TO DO
The Salcha River is known for Arctic grayling, trout, and northern pike as well as king and chum salmon. Access to Salcha River State Recreation Site, an excellent location from which to base a fishing expedition, is at Mile 323 of the Richardson Highway. Winter activities include snowmobiling on the frozen river and cross-country skiing. The area is a popular weekend getaway for residents of both Fairbanks and Delta Junction.
Salcha is home to a roadhouse restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop, and a dog kennel offering dog sled rides. A few accommodations are available in the area including a hostel, rental cabin, an RV park, and 6 campsites at the Salcha River State Recreation Site.
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